An easy hour and fifteen minute drive takes you to the Capital. Take the Highway or opt for the Midland Trail Scenic Highway (Rt. 60). Call 304-343-6001 for your free travel guide.
This live performance radio show has been airing on Public Radio for over 20 years. Recorded in Charleston and heard around the country, the shows are varied, inexpensive and always fun. Great cheap entertainment. Call for show times. 304-558-0220
The Clay Center
561-3500. West Virginia’s premier performing arts center shares a brand new beautiful space with the Avampato Discovery Museum. A terrific interactive children’s science center, IMAX, planetarium, art museum and an amazing marble maze make this a perfect family daytrip. 304-561-3575
Memorial Ice Arena
New full size skating arena offers skating sessions throughout the week. 304-744-4423
West Virginia Power Baseball
If you feel like catching some of America’s favorite pastime head to the brand new stadium and watch some AAA ball. Season runs April-Sept. 304-344-0083
Housed in a tastefully refurbished train station, the Market offers wine, cheese, local produce, flowers and more. 304-344-1905
Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream
Downtown Charleston is pretty cool and Ellen’s offers not-to-be-missed homemade ice cream, soups, salads and sandwiches. Raspberry Chocolate Chip is the pick. 304-343-6488 Across the street you’ll find Taylor Books, quintessential independent bookseller and purveyor of terrific coffee. 304-342-1461
South Hills Shops
An enclave of interesting boutiques located in a tight little area. Toy store, clothing stores, art store, gourmet deli and Cornucopia, one of the best gift shops ever. 304-342-7148. Located just across the river from downtown.